Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Support Community Labor Center, and Other Upcoming Events

In PBCEC´s efforts to strengthen our alliance with activists in Palm Beach County´s diverse immigrant communities, we have joined the Coalition for Immigrants Rights in calling for Lake Worth to stop pointing fingers at immigrants and day laborers as scapegoats and start offering basic neighborly support and assistence. Last time this item came before the City Commission, it drew hateful and uncompassionate response from people who drove across the state for the meeting, some of these folks have claimed that their opposition to immigrants rights and human dignity stems from their environmental beliefs.

We encourage PBCEC participants to attend the below meeting and stand with the Immigrants´ Coalition in support of a community labor center. Human dignity, animal rights and environmental respect all go hand in hand; they always have and they always must.

Our environmental concern regarding immigration must focus (1) on the economic/social pressures that force people out of their home countries and (2) on creating a safe social atmosphere where all residents can speak up for their environment and quality of life.

panagioti tsolkas
co-chair, PBCEC

YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! [Message from the PBC Immigrants Rights Coalition]

Please consider coming to Lake Worth City Hall (7 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460) THIS Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

We will be discussing future plans for the Lake Worth Community/Labor Center, and IT'S NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at
561-876-9035 or

I'll see you on Thursday!


Ud. esta invitado a la municipalidad de Lake Worth (7 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460) ESTE jueves a las 6:30pm.

Discutiremos los planes del Centro Comunitario/Laboral de Lake Worth, Y NO ES POSIBLE SIN UD.!

Llamame (561-876-9035) o mandame un correo electronico si tenga preguntas. Nos vemos este jueves!



Feb 13, 4:30-6:30pm, Protest DEP at a hearing on the expansion of the West County Energy Center. Ask why they are ignoring the plants Greenhouse Gas emissions and proximity to the Refuge. Tell them we don't want Any More Fossil Fuel Energy! The 'informational' hearing will continue until 8pm. People are encouraged to stay and make comments on record.
Location: Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, 151 Civic Center Way

-Feb 12, 6-8pm, Earth First! Film Showing of the movie 'Pickaxe' documenting the direct action campaign known as the Cascadia Free State in Oregon, where environmental protests evolved into an 11 month occupation/road blockade against destructive logging operations.
Location: Backbone Records, in Delray Beach, on Atlantic Avenue and 4th Ave.

-Feb 13, 7pm, 'A Night to Howl' kick-off party for the Earth First! Winter Rendezvous featuring activist musicians from across the country: Here's to the Lon Haul (Appalachia), Son del Centro (Southern California), Peg Millet (Arizona), Lars Din (Alachua County) and others...
Location: the Little Owl Bar in Lake Worth, 527 N Dixie Hwy

-Feb 18, 8am-11am March and Rally for the Loxahatchee Refuge and Clean Energy, starting at the 20-mile bend park entrance off Southern Blvd.

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